Fairytale town: Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Cesky Krumlov is in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic and is around a 2.5hr bus ride from Prague. Alot of people do this as a day trip but I’m here to tell you no! Stay at least one night. It’s a VERY touristic town and I get the feeling that the town thrives off that. It’s simply an Old Town but it has the charms to charm your socks off. It’s a very pretty town that will make almost every picture you take instagramable.
I arrived in Cesky Krumlov by local bus from Ceske Budejovice and was so anxious about not knowing where to get off! I made it, 40 mins later with the ride only costing about $2-3 aud. The town is a scene from a fairytale surrounded by rolling green hills. I did a free walking tour ( free Wiseman’s walking tour ) later that afternoon. The free tour is a great introduction to the town’s layout and also the town’s history. I think it was the best place for town information and also showed us all the sights and perfect town viewing locations. Some of the buildings date back to the 18th century and it’s still standing today so it is literally living history. How did they even built the castle so high?! Of course, you need to hear about the walking ghosts and all the cursing that went around back then.
There are a number of rafting companies but the place I was staying at recommended Malecek which I think also had some of the better prices around. You can choose which route you want to take that have an approximate duration time. I had wanted to do the 3-4 hour route but as it was mid afternoon already, the 1-2 hour route was the recommended one. The river isn’t deep so if you manage to not make a weir in the upright position, it’ll be ok. The weirs aren’t too bad by the way although I was freaking out at the first huge one we had to go down. You need a minimum of 2 people for a raft which is recommended over a canoe for the newbies as it’s more stable. The only capsizes I saw were from canoes.
I definitely recommend to visit CK! How did you like the town? Is there anything else that you would recommend doing?